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Julie

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Portland, OR | Listener Since 2010

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  • Doctor Who: The Taking of Chelsea 426

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By David Llewellyn
    • Narrated By Christopher Ryan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (103)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    The Chelsea Flower Show - hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem. As the Doctor investigates, a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they're not here to arrange flowers.

    Elizabeth says: "Fun listen, well worth a credit"
    "Awesome Narrator"
    Overall

    I was very impressed with this narrator and his ability to get the 10th Doctor voice. I had to remind myself a couple times that it wasn't David Tennant reading it.

    The story was also good. Better than I'd anticipated - nicely plotted, kept me interested the whole time. The companion-style characters were good and contributed to the story positively (not just running around yelling for the Doctor to save them). After all the descriptions of the Sontarans vs the Rooten, I want to go watch some more of the old Doctor Who's to learn more about the Rooten (or however that's spelled).

    Fun listen, great narrator. I hope they get him for more Doctor Who books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • One of Our Thursdays is Missing: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Jasper Fforde
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (471)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (303)

    Deftly blending such genres as mystery, science fiction, and classic literature, Jasper Fforde’s gleefully irreverent New York Times best-selling Thursday Next novels defy categorization. In this sixth installment, the threat of all-out Genre war looms over BookWorld. But with the real Thursday Next retired in the real world, the Council of Genres has no other choice than to tap the fictional Thursday to save the day. Her mission as emissary is to prevent the brewing war—but her task is made more difficult by a hidden foe manipulating events.

    Kevin says: "Not really a Thursday Next book"
    "Nice return to the BookWorld"
    Overall

    I love Jasper Fforde's books, and buy them as soon as they come out, for the most part, but I wasn't sure about this one. The last TN book wasn't quite as fun for me - Thursday has gotten a bit too good at what she does and cynical about life, I enjoyed her more when she was having to discover everything about the BookWorld and motherhood and such.

    However - this story was a great return. The Written Thursday was great - a nice return to the feeling of discovery the first books had. W.Thursday was fallible, made rookie style mistakes and all the other things that were endearing about younger Thursday.

    *Possible Spoiler*

    I'm still a touch disappointed that Fforde didn't pick up the Sherlock Holmes/Temperance Brennan series hook he laid down at the end of First Among Sequels. I thought that had promise. Maybe he'll pick it up again later with the Real Thursday. One can only hope. :)

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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